Japanese artist Manabu Ikeda can create immersive worlds in his massive drawings with just a small acrylic pen and ink. His incredible detailed works of surrealist art can take up to one year each to complete, and usually measure in at over 10 feet tall. Apparently, he can spend up to eight hours a day on a single piece, moving from one segment to another.
Ikeda’s themes usually deal with the shape, color and expression of nature. His recent works are influenced by the turmoil of tsunamis and earthquakes in Japan. His visually captivating renderings set their own rules of gravity with an unbelievable level of detail. One can stare at them for hours and still find new gorgeous elements to appreciate.